You are exuberant!

When I first started my business I paid a ridiculously large amount of money for an hour with a very successful business coach. I still follow her today; she’s powerful to watch. She is unapologetic in who she is and what she wants from her life. She’s now in her 50’s and continues to grow, experiment with her business, and make those big changes in her life when needed.

Back to the business advice!

In that meeting about 10 years ago, she told me my target audience will be women in their 40’s and beyond who just get it.


Over the years I’ve had the privilege of working with most of you; either 1-2-1 or at a retreat or in one of my group workshops. And what brought you to me was the fact, you understood the importance of knowing who you are and what you want from life. Knowing it takes vitality to show up authentically, unapologetically and with all the energy to live your one wild and precious life, (thank you Mary Oliver)!

TRUE VITALITY is understanding what makes your heart sing and knowing your worth in this world.

TRUE VITALITY is your thoughts and beliefs, it’s living in integrity and knowing what motivates you.

TRUE VITALITY is eating the right food for you, that will energise and stabilise your hormones.

TRUE VITALITY is loving, moving and trusting your body.

TRUE VITALITY is the ability to forgive and live from a place of compassion.

TRUE VITALITY is believing you can make a difference and owning the contribution you will make.

TRUE VITALITY is wanting to leave a legacy; for your family, your community, your world…

Your commitment to living a fulfilling and vibrant life becomes more essential as you get older. One of the most powerful ways to ensure our days are filled with energy, purpose, and joy is by starting them right. A well-crafted morning routine can set the tone for a productive and fulfilling day, allowing us to navigate our busy lives with grace and enthusiasm.

Why Starting Your Day Right Matters

How we begin our day influences our mindset, energy levels, and overall productivity. A positive and intentional morning routine can help reduce stress, boost mood, and enhance focus. By investing time in ourselves each morning, we create a foundation for success and well-being that carries us through the challenges and opportunities of the day.

5 Tips for an Empowering Morning Routine

Wake Up Early and Embrace Quiet Time

  • Waking up early allows you to enjoy moments of peace before the hustle and bustle begins. Use this time to meditate, journal, or simply breathe deeply and set your intentions for the day.

Move Your Body

  • Incorporate gentle exercise such as yoga, stretching, or a brisk walk. Physical activity boosts your energy, improves mood, and sets a positive tone for the day ahead.

Nourish Your Body with a Healthy Breakfast

  • Choose a nutritious breakfast that fuels your body and mind. Opt for a balanced meal with protein, healthy fats, and fiber to keep you satisfied and focused throughout the morning.

Practice Gratitude

  • Spend a few minutes reflecting on the things you’re grateful for. This simple practice can shift your perspective, enhance your mood, and create a sense of abundance.

Plan and Prioritize

  • Take a few moments to outline your goals and tasks for the day. Prioritizing what’s most important helps you stay organized and focused, making it easier to accomplish your objectives.

So why am I so focused on being a powerful older woman right now?

Well, I turned 55 last week. I’ve never felt more powerful nor aligned to the joy in my life and how I want to continue to grow personally and professionally. I have more energy then ever with the added bonus of the wisdom that comes from living a full and adventurous life. Only not everyone understands this. Over the last few months I’ve been doing the rounds of fundraising for a project close to my heart. We are working on creating an inspiring space for wellbeing in Eastbourne—a sanctuary where you can rejuvenate, connect, and thrive. This space will offer a variety of programmes, workshops, and retreats designed to inspire, educate and support your journey past 40 and to your vital, fun and fabulous life. And my age has been discussed in every bloody meeting!

I want to remind you to shine brightly.

That life over 40 is exuberant!

You are exuberant!

Remember, the way you start your day is a powerful predictor of how the rest of your day and life will unfold. Embrace these morning rituals, and watch as they transform your life, one vibrant day at a time.

Leave me a comment on how you what you’re doing and how you’re showing up, thriving over 40.

Till next month,

Here’s to a great month.


About the author:

As founder of the women’s vitality and leadership company, Vital Leaders, Kat has lived experience of Boardroom brilliance and burnout. Couple this with her corporate insights, coaching excellence, and psychotherapy expertise and it’s easy to see why she’s recognised as one of the UK’s leading coaches. She supports ambitious women to own their genius and elevate their success.

She’s also the founder of The Vitality Club, a private members network for ambitious women who are ready to embrace their authentic power and sky-rocket their career, without burning out.

And she’s the creator of an empowerment group, Thriving After Cancer, which is a voluntary-led initiative dedicated to supporting men and women as they rebuild their lives after their battle with cancer.

Kat’s mission is to make a significant impact on the lives of women around the world, guiding them back to their authentic voices, to embrace their genius; powerfully, boldly and without burning out.

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